FOLLOWING a recent senior reserve championship encounter Eadestown chairman Pat Doyle made a complaint to county board treasurer Martin White and vice chairman Ger Donnelly after he claimed his players, and manager Niall Quinn, were charged going in to the host club Ballymore Eustace.
At last week’s county board meeting Ballymore Eustace delegate Tommy O’Rourke refuted such claims, writes Ruth Chambers.
“I just want clarification on a small point. We had senior B match in Ballymore Eustace a couple of weeks ago where Eadestown played Suncroft. Mr Pat Doyle took it upon himself to ring Martin White (county board treasurer) and Ger Donnelly (vice chairman) the next day and complain that we charged all of the Eadestown players and that I had the cheek to charge Niall Quinn, the manager, E10 going in. Let me state that we did not charge any Eadestown or Suncroft players and Niall Quinn insisted on giving me E4. I’m sure Pat (Doyle) has some hidden agenda with this but I just wanted to clarify the situation,” insisted Mr O’Rourke.
Mr Doyle said that he was still of the opinion the players were charged, something which Mr O’Rourke again denied but he was quick to point out that Doyle, in fact, didn’t pay the full admission price.
“Well I’m telling you now Pat that they were not charged. It was E8 in and just for the record you paid E5. And also just for the record you only offered me one more euro,” said O’Rourke.